Oct 15

Welcome to Speak Now for Kids!

Welcome to Speak Now for Kids. We’re very happy you chose to visit our website and are as passionate as we are about quality health care for children. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, physician, current or former patient – anyone concerned with ensuring our kids have access to the right care at the right time – this site is for you.

Jul 25

How Might the Budget Debates Affect Children's Health Care?

It’s July in Washington, DC, when congressional committees begin meeting to decide how much funding each government program will get next year. This is always a contentious process, but this year is shaping up to have more July fireworks than usual.

Jul 15

“Keys to Kids Care: Unlocking Ideas to Improve Care for Kids in Medicaid"

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues, and as Congress continues to discuss proposals to reign in health care costs, it’s important legislators take note of impactful work by hospitals, non-profits, and other groups that improves care for children in Medicaid while reducing costs – both now and in the future.

Jul 02

One More Family Advocacy Day Wrap-Up

NOTE: On June 19-20, the Children's Hospital Association held our ninth annual Family Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Fifty-four amazing kids came to Washington to advocate for better health care for kids, including Lily Blackburn. In this post, Lily's mom Chrissie shares her thoughts on the experience. (Click here to read Chrissie's previous blog post.)

Jun 26

Family Advocacy Day Wraps Up

NOTE: On June 19-20, the Children's Hospital Association held our ninth annual Family Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Fifty-four amazing kids came to Washington to advocate for better health care for kids. In this post, mom Carye Everett shares her thoughts on the experience. (Click here to read Carye's blog post about her daughter, Tori.)

Jun 17

A Family Advocacy Day Welcome

NOTE: On June 19-20, the Children's Hospital Association will be holding our ninth annual Family Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Leading up to the event, we'll be posting stories by the amazing moms and dads of some of our attending children. Today's story comes from Terri Healey, who attended Family Advocacy Day with her daughter, Leanna, last year.

Jun 14

Alyssa's Story

Alyssa’s medical history is long and complicated.  Born a few weeks early and weighing in at six pounds, six ounces, she started life with a bit of a struggle.

Jun 10

Surviving the Unexpected: The Stoltz Family Story

On June 19-20, the Children's Hospital Association will be holding our ninth annual Family Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Leading up to the event, we'll be posting stories by the amazing moms and dads of some of our attending children. Today's story is from the Stoltz family, who will be attending on behalf of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Jun 09

Rachel's Story

NOTE: On June 19-20, the Children's Hospital Association will be holding our ninth annual Family Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Leading up to the event, we'll be posting stories by the amazing moms and dads of some of our attending children. Today's story is about Rachel Edwards by her dad, Gary.

Jun 06

Emily's Story

NOTE: On June 19-20, the Children's Hospital Association will be holding our ninth annual Family Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Leading up to the event, we'll be posting stories by the amazing moms and dads of some of our attending children. Today's story is about Emily Whitehead by her mom, Kari.

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